Tita named Mary Heersink Endowed Chair in Global Health

The Heersink School of Medicine, Written by Emily Liming Johns, January 25, 2023

Dr. Tita with Drs. Heersink and Agarwal
Dr. Tita with Drs. Heersink and Agarwal

Alan T. N. Tita, M.D., Ph.D., associate dean for Global and Women’s Health and inaugural director of the Mary Heersink Institute for Global Health was recently named the Mary Heersink Endowed Chair in Global Health.

Tita is a professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and senior vice chair of Research and Innovation for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He also serves as director of the UAB Center for Women’s Reproductive Health.

A leader in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, maternal-fetal medicine, and perinatal epidemiology, Tita strives to find solutions to shared global health challenges through research and innovative approaches. Tita is dedicated to providing excellent education for the next generation of health workers globally.

The Heersink School of Medicine communications staff sat down with Dr. Tita to discuss his new endowed chair position.